1. Bioluminescent phytoplankton can create a beautiful blue glow when they are washed to shore as in this picture taken in Dongying, Shandong Province, China.
3. The Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China, is formed out of colored rocks resulting from red sandstone and deposits of minerals building up over the course of 24 million years.
10. During the rainy season, 4,000 square miles of salt flats in Bolivia transforms into the world’s largest naturally occurring mirror.
11. Nobody knows where the water from Devil’s Kettle Falls in Minnesota goes. Water falls into a giant pothole without any discoverable exit.
Researchers have dumped multiple different kinds of materials into the falls, including colored dyes, logs, and ping pong balls, but no one has ever been able to figure out where it goes.
14. The species of jellyfish called Turritopsis dohrnii is technically biologically immortal.
It is a very rare case of an animal that can revert back to sexual immaturity after having reached sexual maturity.
19. A small treehouse called La Casa del Arbol at the edge of a cliff near the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador is home to “The Swing at the Edge of the World.”
Hanging from the tree house is a swing that lets you fly over the precipice without any restraints or harnesses.
20. There is a massive, round sinkhole off the coast of Belize that’s 1,000 feet across and 400 feet deep.
It was formed by repeated periods of glaciation, and sits in the middle Lighthouse Reef. Because of that, the waters are often crystal clear, and is home to many unique varieties of fish, making it a popular destination for divers.
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